Alex Song

Profile Football Stars | Alex Song | Song was called-up for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and was the only Cameroonian named in the Team of the Tournament. Known for his colorful hair dye, Song also possesses a French passport. Song was born in Douala, Cameroon and lost his father at the age of three. Song joined the Bastia youth team in 2003-04 and became a part of the first team the following season with 31 appearances. Bastia were playing in French Ligue 1 during the time Alex Song had a stint there. Song was Noted for his high versatility  While playing for Bastia, he was selected as a part of French U-16 football team. He later chose to represent Cameroon his country of birth. During his time at Bastia, he attracted attention from numerous clubs, Including Inter , Juventus , Manchester United , Lyon, and Middlesbrough . During his time at Bastia Song made a total of 32 league appearances. Song impressed Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger as a trialist during Arsenal's p

Andriy Shevchenko

Profile Football Stars | Andriy Shevchenko | Shevchenko was nine when the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in April 1986 Occurred. In 1992-93, Shevchenko was the top scorer for Dynamo-2 with 12 goals, and he made his first appearance in the starting eleven. He won his second league title next season, scoring six goals in 20 matches, and scored a hat trick in the first half of a 1997-98 Champions League road match against FC Barcelona, the which Dynamo won 4-0. His 19 goals in 23 league matches and six goals in ten Champions League matches (including a hat trick over two legs against Real Madrid) were Followed by 28 total goals in all competitions in 1998-99. He won the domestic league title with Dynamo in each of his five seasons with the club.

In 1999, Shevchenko joined Italian club Milan for a then-record transfer fee of $ 25 million. Alongside five other players - Michel Platini, John Charles, Gunnar Nordahl, Istvan Nyers, and Ferenc Hirzer - he managed, as a foreign player, to win the Serie A scoring title in his debut season, finishing with 24 goals in 32 matches. Shevchenko maintained his excellent form into the 2000-01 season, scoring 24 goals in 34 matches. Shevchenko also managed to score nine goals in 14 matches in the Champions League. In the semi-finals, Milan lost to eventual winners FC Barcelona 1-0, a match where Shevchenko controversially had a last minute equalizer denied by the referee. Shevchenko ended his seven year stint with Milan with 175 goals in 296 games.

During the summer of 2005, there were persistent reports Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich That Offered a record sum of € 75.2 million and striker Hernán Crespo to Milan in exchange for Shevchenko. Milan Refused the monetary offer but took Crespo on loan Milan, desperate to keep the striker, Shevchenko Offered a six-year contract extension. During the Christmas period, however, Shevchenko enjoyed a good run of form. He scored the first goal in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Sunderland, and he was named Man of the Match in Chelsea's 4-4 draw against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, scoring twice (including a stunning 25 yard shot into the top left hand corner ) and assisting Alex to the make the score 3-2 in Chelsea's Favour. Shevchenko scored his last goal in the 2007-08 season in a 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers. He finished the season with five league goals in 17 games. Shevchenko also played a part in a pre-season match against the which was his former team, Milan.

On 28 August 2009, Shevchenko signed a two-year deal at his former club Dynamo Kyiv and scored a penalty-goal in his first game upon returning to his former club against Metalurh Donetsk in Dynamo's 3-1 victory on 31 August 2009 . On 16 September 2009, Shevchenko played his first Champions League match after returning to Dynamo, against Rubin Kazan, in Dynamo's first game of the 2009-10 season. On 4 November 2009, he scored a goal in the game against Internazionale, cross-city rivals of his former club Milan, in the fourth game of the Champions League season. On 25 August 2010, he scored a penalty against Ajax in the second game against two teams in Qualifications level for 2010-11 UEFA Champions League.

Shevchenko has 105 caps and 46 goals for the Ukrainian national team, whom he represented at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. In March 2000, Dynamo manager Valeri Lobanovsky Became the Ukraine coach, with the aim to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. Shevchenko scored ten goals in the qualifiers, but Ukraine failed to qualify after losing a play-off against Germany. He scored a total of five goals in Ukraine's Euro 2008 qualifying round. In a 21 December 2009 interview with UEFA, Shevchenko declared That he was keen to play in his home country at Euro 2012.

Personal information
Full name Andriy Shevchenko Mykolayovych
Date of birth 29 September 1976 (age 35)
Place of birth Dvirkivschyna, Ukrainian SSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Dynamo Kyiv
Number 7

Youth career
1986-1994 Dynamo Kyiv

Senior career
years Team
Dynamo Kyiv 1994-1999 117 (60)
Milan 1999-2006 226 (127)
Chelsea 2006-2009 48 (9)
2008-2009 Milan (loan) 18 (0)
2009-Dynamo Kyiv 53 (23)

National team
Ukraine U18 8 1994-1995 (5)
Ukraine 1994-1995 U21 7 (6)
1995-Ukraine 107 (46)


Dynamo Kyiv
    Ukrainian Premier League: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
    Ukrainian Cup: 1996, 1998, 1999
    Ukrainian Super Cup: 2011
    CIS Cup: 1996, 1997, 1998

    Serie A: 2003-04
    Coppa Italia: 2003
    Supercoppa Italiana: 2004
    UEFA Champions League: 2003
    UEFA Super Cup: 2003

    FA Cup: 2007
    Football League Cup: 2007

    Ukrainian Footballer of the Year: (6) 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
    Ukrainian Sports 1999.
    Commonwealth of Independent States Cup top scorer: 1997
    Commonwealth of Independent States 1997 Team of the competition
    Ukrainian Premier League top scorer: 1999
    Ukrainian Premier League Best Player: 1997
    Ukrainian Cup top scorer (2): 1995, 1998
    ESM Team of the Year: (3) 1999-00, 2003-04, 2004-2005
    UEFA Champions League Top scorer: (2) 1998-99, 2005-06
    UEFA Champions League Best Forward: 1999
    UEFA Team of the Year: (2) 2004, 2005
    UEFA Super Cup 2003 Man of the match.
    Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: 2000
    Serie A Goal of the Year 2004 (Rome-Milan 2004).
    Serie A top scorer: (2) 1999-00, 2003-04
    Supercoppa Italiana all time top scorer
    Best Player of Eastern Europe - Focus Vest magazine Trophy: 2001
    Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States Footballer of the Year:
   (2) 2004, 2005
    Ballon d'Or: 2004
    Ballon d'Or: Third Place 1999, 2000.
    2004 FIFA World Player of the Year Third
    Golden Foot award: 2005
    FIFPro World XI: 2005
    Ukraine's all-time top scorer with 46 goals.
    Derby all-time top scorer with 14 goals.
    Milan's all time Top goal scorer in the Champions League with 33 goals.
    All-time FIFA World Cup top scorer of European qualification. with 26 goals.
    2002 FIFA World Cup qualification European top scorer with 10 goals.
    FIFA 100
    The World Team of the Decade by Mirror Football: 2009
    A.C. Milan Hall Of Fame.
    UEFA awards 100 caps.
    Pallone d'Argento 2004.
    L'Equipe Team of the Year: (2) 2004, 2005.
    Top scorer in the history of Ukrainian football with 372 goals.
    Dynamo Kiev Top goalscorer (2).
    A.C Milan Top goalscorer (6).

Ballon d'Or
    1998 - nominated (top 50)
    1999 - 3rd
    2000 - 3rd
    2001 - 8th
    2003 - 4th
    2004 - 1st
    2005 - 5th
    2006 - nominated (top 50)

FIFA World Player of the Year
    1999 - 7th
    2000 - 5th
    2001 - 9th
    2003 - 10th
    2004 - 3rd
    2005 - 6th
    2006 - 21st

World Soccer Award
    1999 - 3rd
    2000 - 3rd
    2001 - 8th
    2003 - 8th
    2004 - 3rd
    Decade - 13th


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